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Ripley Castle and Gardens

Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, England
+44 1423 770152
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Absolutely fantastic and so inexpensive, puts any National Trust visit to shame and we have visited... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
Good way to spend an afternnon

Popular attraction with free access to the garden and parkland on weekdays. Pretty formal garden... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barry P
Quorn, United Kingdom
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“deer park” (80 reviews)
“walled garden” (62 reviews)
“guided tour” (73 reviews)
Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, England
+44 1423 770152
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely fantastic and so inexpensive, puts any National Trust visit to shame and we have visited a lot....The castle itself is lived in but given in private hands and the cost of the upkeep understandable. It was the knowledge, friendliness, humour of our two lady...More

2  Thank lorraine885
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popular attraction with free access to the garden and parkland on weekdays. Pretty formal garden. Extensive Deer Park and lakeside walks. Interesting and informative Castle Tours, lasting 1 hour, are available at an additional charge. The adjacent tea room is understandably popular with a good...More

1  Thank Barry P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently visited Ripley Castle and Gardens during a wedding. I felt like I was in a fairytale while I was on the grounds. The views from each side are stunning. The castle is gorgeous. It is worth the drive out of Harrogate!

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The very well maintained castle is privately held and the successors still live in a part. I would respect the dedication with which the guides describe the whole history around it, but it's a bit too much if you get to listen it for more...More

Thank Abhi5684
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely day here. Very knowledgeable tour guide called Margot brought the castle to life and the grounds and gardens are just beautiful. Nice gift shop, arty shop and tea rooms.

1  Thank Peeweee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ripley Castle and took tour. Lovely setting and an informative tour with a very knowledgeable lady. Good value for money.

1  Thank Gerry195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My neighbour and I visited last Thursday and went on the 11 AM tour. The lady running the tour was so well informed and friendly and obviously passionate about the castle and its history. We then went to the tea rooms and all the staff...More

2  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for lunch and a walk round the gardens. Didn't manage to get inside the castle as it was booked for a wedding - fab location for the photos!

Thank MelanieOgden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just attended a wedding here and cannot fault the venue at all. Beautiful building and grounds. The staff were brilliant.

1  Thank Eleanor D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fairy tale place to be. Excellent venue for a wedding. Roast Hog was amazing. Drinks a bit on the pricey side but we expected that but didn't expect how long it would take to be served at the bar. That was the only...More

1  Thank cheshirekat4
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How much walking is involved as I wish to bring my sister to do the tour however she has breathing difficulties and needs to stop regularly or may not keep up.
17 June 2017|
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Response from AHpocketrocket | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember too much walking, more standing around. The staff were very helpful I'm sure they'll provide chairs for sister. Enjoy😊
How long is the castle tour? Do we need to book before we arrive? Thankyou
10 May 2017|
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Response from AHpocketrocket | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen this. If it's not too late, the tour takes a good hour and you don't need to book in advance. I would definitely recommend the tour to hear the fascinating history of the house.
is it open weekend 28th/30th weekend? How much entry fee?
22 October 2016|
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Response from sirth0mas | Property representative |
We are open that weekend: see our website for details of entrance fees